April 11, 2011

Menu Plan Monday | Week of April 11 - April 17, 2011 {Recipe Links + Printable Grocery List}

I plan my family's dinners in five week blocks to maximize my savings at the grocery store and minimize my stress at dinner time. You can read more about my strategy here in my Q&A post here.

I also answered several more questions about how I plan my big ol' menus and how I stockpile shop the weekly sales with coupons; my goal is to get the best deals on items for my monthly menu plan for the lowest cost.  For more Q&A (because you're just dying to know, right?), click here.


It was a record-breaking 85 degrees here yesterday in my corner of SW Ohio. Even with the rain on Saturday, it was overall a nice weekend. I took advantage of the good weather on Friday evening to till my square foot garden box, plant some early seed (cukes, beans, peas, lettuce, onions, carrots, and broccoli) and start some hot weather seeds indoors (tomatoes, peppers, and spices).

Here's my menu plan for this week - taken from my monthly menu plan for April - with recipe links and a link to a printable grocery list.  I'll be publishing each week as a separate post; at the end of April, I'll publish a monthly menu version of all (4) weeks as well as a big ol' grocery list for all (4) weeks as well.

I hope you find it useful!

What I'm baking this week:

Pizza Hut Style Pizza Dough (for Monday night)

Clone of a Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls


BLT Pizza
Carrot and Celery Sticks


Chicken Enchiladas
Ground Beef Tacos
Chopped Lettuce and Tomato
(Tuesday is always taco and enchilada night at our house!)


Baked Terriyaki Chicken
Baked Potatoes
Steamed Veggies


Slider Style Mini Burgers
French Fries (from the freezer)
Carrot and Celery Sticks


Free night!


Different Chicken Cordon Bleu
Steamed Veggies


Honey Mustard Beer Brats
Classic Macaroni Salad

**CLICK HERE for the printable grocery list.**

Looking for more menu planning ideas? Hop links over at Menu Plan Monday where hundreds of bloggers share their weekly menu plans.

1 comment:

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